Higher Education Fees & Loans

As part of our pledge to students we provide financial assistance through reduced tuition fees. The FAB Futures team can provide practical help and advice about completing the loan application. Wigan & Leigh College ensure all students are supported and receive the encouragement required to take that next step in joining a University Centre programme.


Applying for a loan Undergraduates can apply for a loan through Student Finance England www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance Both full and part-time students can apply online for the Student Finance Loan to cover tuition costs. Graduates will only begin repaying the loan when their income is above £25,750 (Correct as of December 2019).

Access to Learning Fund

Need further support with Higher Education costs? We could help!

The fund aims to provide support to Higher Education students who are in financial hardship and who may need extra financial support to enable them to access or remain in higher education.

Click here for more information or download the form

Higher Education FEES

University Centre CourseDelivery PatternDuration2022- 23
Qualification Fee
2022-23 per annum
Certificate in EducationCertificate in Education2 days + placement1 year£7,500£7,500
Certificate in Education1 evening + placement2 years£7,500£3,750
Higher National Certificate (HNC) – part-timeApplied Science1 Part Time Day2 years£7,500£3,750
Business1 Part Time Day2 years£7,500£3,750
Computing1 Part Time Day2 years£7,500£3,750
Computing (Network Engineering)1 Part Time Day2 years£7,500£3,750
Construction and the Built Environment1 Part Time Day or 2 evenings2 years£6,500£3,250
Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)1 Part Time Day or 2 evenings2 years£6,500£3,250
Electrical Engineering1 Part Time Day2 years£6,500£4,333 (yr 1) £2,167 (yr 2)

£4,333 (yr 1)
£2,167 (yr 2)
Mechanical Engineering1 Part Time Day or 2 evenings2 years£6,500
Higher National Diploma (HND) full-timeApplied Science3 days2 years£15,000£7,500
Business2 days2 years£15,000£7,500
Computing2 days2 years£15,000£7,500
Computing (Network Engineering)2 days2 years£15,000£7,500
Sport and Exercise Science3 days2 years£15,000£7,500
Electrical Engineering2.5 days2 years£15,000£7,500
Travel and Tourism Management3 day2 years£15,000£7,500
Mechanical Engineering2.5 days2 years£15,000£7,500
Public Services3 days2 years£15,000£7,500
Higher National Diploma (HND) part-timeElectrical Engineering1 Part Time Day3 years£13,000£4333


Mechanical Engineering1 Part Time Day3 years£13,000
Construction1 Part Time Day3 years£13,000
Foundation DegreesChildren, Young People & their Services (full-time)1 day + placement2 years£15,000£7,500
Creative Industries* – specialist pathway (Graphic Design)3 days + placement2 years£15,000£7,500
Health & Social Care1 day + placement2 years£15,000£7,500

Degrees (Top-up) Full TimeComputing2 days1 year£7,500£7,500
Education Studies1 day1 year£7,500£7,500
Creative Practitioner2 days1 year£7,500£7,500
Degrees (Top-up) Part TimeElectrical and Electronic Engineering1 PTD2 years£7,500£3,750
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering1 PTD2 years£7,500£3,750
Computing1 PTD2 years£7,500£3,750

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)2 days + placement1 year£7,500£7,500
1 eve + placement2 years£7,500£3,750

Please note that all applications for funding must be submit electronically to fundingapplications@wigan-leigh.ac.uk. Applications with no evidence or insufficient evidence will be returned to the sender requesting further information. Applications and documentation must all be sent in one email with numerous attachments, please do not send numerous emails containing your application form and evidence, this may result in your form being returned to you asking for further evidence and delaying the assessment process. Please do not use this email address for general funding queries, it is for the submission of application forms only, any queries you have with regards to funding please contact the main college switch board where they will give you options of how to contact us regarding any queries you may have. Please bear with us during our busy periods, especially at the start of the academic year, applications may take up to 4 weeks to assess during these periods.